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Washington State Port Wines

The Wine Cabinet — Washington State Port Wines: An Excellent Gift for Thanksgiving and Christmas

If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving or Christmas gift to give a wine lover, take a look at the many port wines made by our excellent Washington state wineries. In the United States, there is a problem calling wines “ports” because it is … read more

Wine on the Rock
Showcasing Bainbridge Island Wineries

Wine on the Rock

Two of Bainbridge Island’s wineries are located in lush vineyards producing estate wines. Another’s tasting room was named Best Essence of Puget Sound by Seattle Met. A fourth shares patio space with a craft brewpub. Two are owned and run by women vintners. … read more

The Wine Cabinet — Storing Wine

The Wine Cabinet — Storing Wine

A reader recently asked, “What is the proper way to store wine that you intend to hold for some time?” Right after moving from Bremerton to Silverdale in 1998, another reader emailed me and asked if I knew anyone who was interested in … read more

From left to right: Chateau Ste Michelle’s Dry Riesling, Riesling and Harvest Select Sweet Riesling

The Wine Cabinet — Riesling Wine

Appreciation for riesling wines has never been as enthusiastic as one would expect. Its lack of popularity has confounded its winemakers as much as its history. The riesling vine is said to be traced back to Germany and the year 1435. Throughout the … read more

organic wine

The Wine Cabinet — Organic Wine

There appears to be an ongoing debate in the world of wine, and not just a little confusion, surrounding the terms “organic wine” and “wine made from organically grown grapes.” The same might be said about the terms “organic farming,” “sustainable agriculture” and … read more

The Wine Cabinet — Choosing the Right Sparkling Wine

The Wine Cabinet — Choosing the Right Sparkling Wine

As the Christmas and New Year holidays approached, I started scanning the shelves of local stores for Champagne and sparkling wines. My goal is to decide which of the many available options are great choices for dinners we plan with family and friends. … read more

Gordy Venneri and Myles Anderson of Walla Walla Vintners

The Wine Cabinet — The Italian Influence on Washington Wine, Part 2

Bert Pesciallo, whose father immigrated from Genoa, Italy, in 1900, doesn’t remember when he became interested in the winery business. He was pretty young and following in his father’s footsteps. “Things just happened naturally at that time, when you are a teenager and … read more

The Wine Cabinet

The Wine Cabinet — The Italian Influence on Washington Wine, Part 1

When I decided to write about the Italian influence on Washington wine, I looked at it as just another story about wine. My wife, Kathy, and I traveled to Eastern Washington to meet with and interview the descendants of those early Italian pioneers. … read more

The Wine Cabinet — Sweet Wines

A wine is rendered sweet due to its residual sugar (RS) content. Sweet wines are usually named ice, late harvest, fortified or dessert wines and can be either red or white. The wines selected herein can be found in many of the local … read more

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